A little bit of research and a few email addresses is all you need to enjoy
a vast selection of premium and not so premium music, movies, and TV on your Mac.
First up, Free Streaming Music.
Spotify and GrooveShark are two services that offer huge selections of songs available to stream for free, over and over again. They both offer you the ability to save your favorite tracks in custom playlists. Spotify and GrooveShark also offer a “premium” account which has extra perks like being able to stream on mobile devices without advertisements.
Free Streaming Movies and TV
Netflix has a standing offer for a free one-month trial, all you need to start the instant streaming is an e-mail address. A new e-mail address gets you another one-month trial. After you have had your fill of free, feel free to to start paying if you really feel the service is worth it. I currently pay for the streaming service and they are constantly adding better and better content.
Hulu, lots of free movies and TV shows, no account required for viewing. The selection is mostly limited to ABC,NBC, and FOX content, although there is more.
- ABC – 37 shows
- CBS – 31 -3 most recent episodes only.
- NBC – 35+
- FOX- 18
- National Geographic – 11
- History – 16
- Discovery – 33
- SyFy – 23
- PBS – 35+